The Denver Energy Challenge program provides advisor services, rebates, incentives, and loans to Denver home and business owners to promote energy efficiency through building upgrades and retrofits. This program is supported by federal funds which requires building improvement reviews to ensure specific historical preservation criteria is met.
The Historical Preservation Plan Reviewer plays a critical role in allowing home and business owners access to additional funding for home and business improvements to make their building more energy efficient, save money, and improve comfort. The primary goal is to ensure federal and state requirements for review of improvements / modifications to historical properties are met. The successful candidate will ensure that rebate and loan applications are processed in an efficient manner while still meeting all requirements.
This is a limited position scheduled to last until May 2013.
- Researches properties based on available information to determine if a designated city landmark or if eligible or listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and subject to historic design review procedures.
- Examines construction/site plans, reports, calculations, and related documents for alteration projects submitted for approval utilizing the applicable codes and/or standards, and based on historic preservation design guidelines and standards.
- Provides assistance to the contractors, architects, engineers, builders, and the general public on proper procedures, required authorizations, and permit processes related to historic review and approvals, assists in finding solutions to non-compliance issues in order to bring submitted plans into compliance with historic review requirements, and keeps interested parties advised as to the various stages of review.
- Authorizes release of approved documents for permits based on historic preservation design guidelines and standards.
The formal job description is listed under Job Specifications (Associate Plans Review Technician) on our website: www.denvergov.org/jobs.
Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED Certificate plus 30 semester hours of college course work in engineering, drafting, geometry, architecture, building code technology, or a directly related field.
Two years of plans review experience of the type and at the level of Plans Review Technician.
A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
Candidate must meet the Secretary of Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation (http://www.cr.nps.gov/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm) in the fields of History OR Architectural History.
The minimum professional qualifications in history are a graduate degree in history or closely related field; or a bachelor’s degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following:
At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.
The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, or a bachelor’s degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:
At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
Other Preferred Qualifications
- One year of full time prior experience in, or primary responsibility for, Section 106 reviews or state/local historic preservation reviews
- Experience working in historic preservation matters for, a designated certified local government
- Formal training in the Section 106 review process conducted by the ACHP, SHPO or DOE
- Listed as a historic preservation consultant or contract resource on the Directory of Cultural Resource Management Agencies, Consultants and Personnel for Colorado
Salary or Pay Rate
$20.03 – $29.23 Hourly
How To Apply
The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.
Information provided on the application / resume is used to determine if a candidate meets minimum qualifications. Only information provided at the time of the application being completed will be considered, and additional information that is not listed on either the application or an attached resume may not be considered when deciding if a candidate meets or does not meet the qualifications. Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to include all information and details on their application and attached resumes.
Classification Title: Associate Plans Review Technician [CE1651]
Working Title: Historical Preservation Plan Reviewer
Pay Grade: 618-E
Hiring Range: $20.03 – $21.03
Agency: Department of Environmental Health (DEH)
Background Check/Drug Testing
Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required.
The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City.